Celtic legend Scott Brown targeted by English club for management role

By John McGinley

April 30, 2022

Legendary Celtic midfielder Scott Brown is a managerial target for Fleetwood Town, The Sun has reported tonight.

Brown has yet to take his first steps into management since leaving Celtic last summer.

He had a player/coaching role at Aberdeen under Stephen Glass but that ended badly and he wasn’t retained in either capacity by new Dons boss Jim Goodwin after discussions with Brown.

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Fleetwood are on the search for a new manager despite another former Celtic man, Stephen Crainey, taking caretaker charge in November following the sacking of Simon Grayson.

They’ll be playing English League One football next season after surviving relegation earlier today.

At first glance, this looks like a brilliant opportunity for Brown to start the next phase of his career. However, he’ll be eager to do his due diligence and ensure he’s walking into the right situation.

A manager’s first job can be the most important when it comes to future job prospects and reputation. He’ll need the right support and environment to succeed.

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Brown has long been considered to be a natural manager following a playing career defined by leadership and strong character in the middle of the park for a huge club like Celtic.

As we’ve seen many times though, that doesn’t guarantee managerial success. Notably, he’s also spent his entire career in Scotland, refusing to make a move to England despite having the opportunity.

Everyone at Celtic will obviously be keeping a close eye on his coaching potential when he does take his first job.

If he does well, it has obvious implications in the distant future.

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